Vaginal Misoprostol for Cervical Ripening in Term Pregnancy
Weaver, Sally P.
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Low-dose (25 mcg) intravaginal misoprostol appears to be safe and effective for cervical ripening in term pregnancy for patients without a history of cesarean section. Compared with other cervical ripening methods, misoprostol has an increased rate of vaginal delivery within 24 hours without significant differences in cesarean section rates or fetal outcomes. (Strength of recommendation: B, systematic review of randomized controlled trials)
Clinical Inquiries, 2006 (MU)
American Family Physician, 73(3) 2006.